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Three sweet potato jackets with tuna and half a squeezed lemon

Sweet Potato Jackets with Tuna

Mix up your jacket potato game with this Sweet Potato Jackets with Tuna recipe. Unlike the standard white spud, sweet potatoes count towards one of your 5-a-day.
3.70 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Cheryl Whyte


  • Measuring Spoons
  • Chopping Board & Sharp Knife
  • Baking Tray
  • Medium Bowl & Spoon


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes About 350g each
  • ½ tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt Divided
  • ¼ tsp Pepper Divided
  • 102 g Tinned Tuna in Spring Water Drained weight
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp Sweetcorn
  • 2 tsp Red Pepper Chopped into a small dice
  • 2 tsp Spring Onions (Scallions) Finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Ground Turmeric


  • Prepare your ingredients and get your equipment ready, making sure to scrub your potatoes well. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
  • Prick your sweet potatoes with a fork (once on each side), then, rub or brush with extra virgin olive oil. Now, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    Put the sweet potatoes on a baking tray, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the remaining ingredients - tunayoghurtsweetcornred peppersspring onions (scallions), lemon juicecuminturmeric, and the remaining salt and pepper
  • Mix everything together, cover and put to one side until the sweet potato jackets have baked.
  • After 45 minutes, the sweet potato jackets should be ready. To check, pierce with a knife - the flesh should be super-soft.
  • Split the sweet potato jacket open with a knife and fill with tuna. Serve with a side of salad.


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 617mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g
Course | Lunch
Cuisine | English
Keyword | Baked Potato, Healthy Lunch, Healthy Meals, Sweet Potato
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